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Prelinger Library



The Prelinger Library is a private research library open to the public, located in downtown San Francisco. Its collections encompass some 50,000 books, periodical volumes and printed ephemera. The Prelinger Library is currently curating this online collection of public domain materials in key subject areas.

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Missles and Rockets
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Missiles and Rockets was a professional trade periodical developed in 1957 to facilitate the aerospace industry. This was a new industry at the time, built out of component parts that included the aeronautic, electronic, and automotive industries, as well as research science. The US government's Cold War and science-based decision to fund satellite research at a high level in 57 was an abrupt development, following years of low levels of funding. The result was a "gold rush" mentality...
Aero Digest
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Aero Digest was a professional periodical covering the aircraft industry and the profession of flying. It began publication in 1921, originally appearing as the Official bulletin of the World's Board of Aeronautical Commissioners. At its inception Aero Digest was a channel for supporting and boosting the emerging fields of flight and aircraft manufacturing. Rich in early advertising for early aircraft tools and technologies, the Digest published policy positions, some technical articles and...
Processed World Zine
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33
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9,984
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Processed World magazine was founded in 1981 by a small group of dissidents, mostly in their twenties, who were then working in San Francisco's financial district. The magazine's creators found themselves using their only marketable skill after years of university education: “handling information.” In spite of being employed in offices as “temps,” few really thought of themselves as “office workers.” More common was the hopeful assertion that they were photographers, writers,...
Aerial Age
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7,246
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Aerial Age was a professional periodical that began in 1915 and covered the emerging field of aircraft and flight. Capitalizing on the rapid development of aircraft and aviation technology during World War I, the publication covered the growth of this technology for both military and civilian use. The explosion in aircraft innovation that came along with the war created a brand new industry just coming into its own during the period of publication of Aerial Age, and the weekly provided all...